Tue, May 12|
Branding and Boards: How to be Board Ready
In 2020 significant hurdles remain to diversify positions of power. We’ve invited Betsy Atkins to discuss: The Secrets to Landing a Board Seat and Being a Great Director. Join us on for a discussion on personal branding, obtaining a board seat and what it takes to be an effective board member.
Time & Location
May 12, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
About the Event
About Betsy Atkins
I am a serial entrepreneur and three time CEO in the technology and CPG industries. I co-founded companies like Ascend that went from 0-5.4B as a public company returning +4,000% to shareholders that created the infrastructure enabling the internet boom of the 90s. I was CEO of a nutraceutical company creating the healthy snack category delivering products like the Power Bar, Cliff Bar, Edge Bar and healthy snacks for Kraft, Carnation, etc. I reinvented myself as an early stage VC with successful investments in technology, healthcare, energy, and am now a globally recognized public and private company board member having served on the second most public boards in the US. I have been through 13 IPOs, served on over 34 public boards, currently serving on the newly refreshed Wynn Resorts, Volvo, SL Green. I have just published my third book, Be Board Ready, and am a regular expert commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg and Forbes. I am a "board whisperer" and have served on some of the most visible global boards including chairing HealthSouth, Lucent, NASDAQ, Home Depot Supply, Darden Restaurants, Chicos, Paychex, Vonage, Schneider Electric, etc. I now lead the charge to getting women on boards and focusing on ESG.